True Beginners


Are you ready to be part of Atlanta’s bicycling craze? The city’s got more and more folks out there riding bikes for fitness, commuting to work and school, as a means to get errands done, or taking in the BeltLine and other park spaces on two wheels. Come learn how to ride a bike!

This class is for true beginners – kids* or adults who have never been on a bicycle or those who may have tried riding a bike a few times, but are not comfortable balancing, starting and stopping, shifting gears, and scanning the environment while pedaling. After these classes, you will get all those skills and leave empowered to join the thousands of other cyclists enjoying and negotiating Atlanta. 

We have a limited number of bikes for true beginners to use. Please bring a helmet, water, and sunscreen. There will be an informational session and time outside on a bike.

Getting started classroom


• Helmet fit – two finger rule
• Know your bike
• Bike safety – ABC Quick Check

Basic skills outside

• Brakes
• Balance
• Coast
• Pedal
• Stop
• Power start

Safety essentials classroom

• Road rules (bike as a vehicle)
• Safe riding practices
• What to carry

Advanced skills / Additional practice outside

• Continue to work on Basic Skills, or
• Scanning over shoulder
• Turns and signaling
• Gear Shifting

Meet at the Washington Park Recreation Center


These free classes are provided with the support of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.


*Please note that anyone under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the entire class. The parent/guardian does not have to participate in the class, but minors cannot be "dropped off" to this class. 


August 10, 2023 at 4:00pm - 6pm
Washington Park Recreation Center - 102 Ollie St NW
102 NW Ollie St
Atlanta, GA 30314
United States
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Karli Blalock · · 404-881-1112 x 9
Robin Beautelus Denise Fanning Kaious Dungey Leah Berger-Singer Chisom Ukoha Zaree Ross Maria Perez Karen Cook

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Leah Berger-Singer
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